2007 Cadillac Escalade Road Test Specs | Edmunds

2007 Cadillac Escalade - Road Test Specs

2007 Cadillac Escalade SUV

(6.2L V8 6-speed Automatic)


Model year2007
Base MSRP$57,280
As-tested MSRP$66,110


Drive typeAWD
Engine typeOHV V8 w/ variable valve timing
Displacement (cc/cu-in)6199cc (378 cu-in)
Valvetrainoverhead valve
Compression ratio (x:1)10.5
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)403 @ 5,700
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)417 @ 4,400
Transmission typeSix-speed automatic


Suspension, frontIndependent coil-over-shock, adaptive damping, 36mm antiroll bar
Suspension, rearFive-link with coil springs, adaptive damping, 28mm antiroll bar
Steering typePower-assisted rack and pinion
Tire brandBridgestone
Tire modelDueler H/L Alenza
Tire typeall season
Tire size, front285/45R22
Tire size, rear285/45R22
Wheel size18 X 8.0
Wheel materialalloy
Brakes, frontFour-wheel disc (vented front, solid rear)
Brakes, reardisc

Track Test Results

0-45 mph (sec.)4.9
0-60 mph (sec.)7.5
0-75 mph (sec.)11.9
1/4-mile (sec. @ mph)15.8 @ 87.9
Braking, 30-0 mph (ft.)35.12
60-0 mph (ft.)144
Slalom, 6 x 100 ft. (mph)57.60
Skid pad, 200-ft. diameter (lateral g).71
Sound level @ idle (dB)44.8
@ Full throttle (dB)78.4
@ 70 mph cruise (dB)67.1

Test Driver Ratings & Comments

Acceleration commentsAll runs were conducted with the transmission in "D." Shifts occur at 5,500 rpm. We got our best run without brake-torqueing it.
Braking ratingPoor
Braking commentsOur first run was the shortest, but all subsequent stops were within 3 feet. The pedal went soft on runs three and four, but distances were unaffected. Braking distances were likely longer than they would have been had our test vehicle had more than 300 miles at the time of testing. New brakes often don't perform as well as brakes that have been previously heat cycled.
Handling ratingGood
Handling commentsThe Escalade exhibited a flat cornering attitude on the skidpad. It offers reasonable steering feedback for a truck and feels well-damped. Our slalom speeds were electronically limited because you can't fully shut off StabiliTrak. The steering and chassis seem to work in unison through the cones — it's a shame the stability control system kills the handling numbers.

Testing Conditions

Elevation (ft.)1,050
Temperature (°F)83
Wind (mph, direction)10

Fuel Consumption

EPA fuel economy (mpg)N/A City N/A Highway
Edmunds observed (mpg)12.5
Fuel tank capacity (U.S. gal.)26

Dimensions & Capacities

Curb weight, mfr. claim (lbs.)5,665
Length (in.)202.5
Width (in.)79.0
Height (in.)74.3
Wheelbase (in.)116.0
Track, front (in.)68.2
Track, rear (in.)67.0
Turning circle (ft.)39.0
Legroom, front (in.)41.3
Legroom, rear (in.)39.0
Legroom, 3rd row (in.)25.6
Headroom, front (in.)40.3
Headroom, rear (in.)38.5
Headroom, 3rd row (in.)37.9
Shoulder room, front (in.)65.3
Shoulder room, rear (in.)65.2
Shoulder room, 3rd row (in.)61.7
Seating capacity7
Cargo volume (cu-ft)16.9 behind third row, 60.3 behind second row
Max. cargo volume, seats folded (cu-ft)108.9


Bumper-to-bumper4 years/50,000 miles
Powertrain4 years/50,000 miles
Corrosion6 years/100,000 miles
Roadside assistance4 years/50,000 miles
Free scheduled maintenanceNot available


Front airbagsStandard
Side airbagsNot Available
Head airbagsStandard
Antilock brakesStandard
Electronic brake enhancementsDynamic rear brake proportioning
Traction controlStandard
Stability controlStandard
Rollover protectionStandard
Tire-pressure monitoring systemtire pressure monitoring
Emergency assistance systemStandard
NHTSA crash test, driver5 stars
NHTSA crash test, passenger5 stars
NHTSA crash test, side frontNot Tested
NHTSA crash test, side rearNot Tested
NHTSA rollover resistance3 stars

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